MUST READS: Dad’s Effective YouTube Plea to Kids, Google Pays Up, Apple Hack: Not Just the Rich & Famous
To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.
This week: Dad’s Effective YouTube Plea to Kids, Google Pays Up, Apple Hack: Not Just the Rich & Famous
A father, fed up with his kids’ refusal to do household chores, decided to reach them where he knew they would listen: the Internet. He created a YouTube video with detailed instructions on how to change a toilet paper roll and the video has already received over 3 million views on YouTube. Because of the video’s popularity, he’s decided to create more instructional videos for his kids. Dear sir: could you please do one that shows kids how to hang a jacket on a hook?
Google has agreed to pay at least $19 million in refunds in a settlement case involving kids making unauthorized mobile app purchases. In addition to the settlement, Google will also change its billing practices to ensure consumers are informed and consent to all purchases made within mobile apps. While these changes demonstrate the FTC’s fight to ensure consumers are not taken advantage of, parents should still be actively involved in setting up restrictions on mobile devices and teaching their kids to ask before buying.
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